College Information Nights: October 22 and November 12, 2014
College Overview (Grade 12 only)
October 22, 2014 at 6:30 will be a College Overview presentation for parents of current seniors only. NHHEAF will provide a comprehensive overview of the sometimes complicated college search and application process. During this presentation for parents of high school students, information about the college admissions and financial aid process will be provided. Information to be covered includes: qualifications colleges are looking for, questions that should be asked on a college tour, and the financial aid process. Attendees will receive our college planning guide, The College Insider and The Essential Pocket Guide to Scholarships.
Financial Aid (Grade 12 only)
On November 12, 2014 at 6:30pm, there will be a Senior Financial Aid night for current seniors and their parents. This program will review the financial aid process including step by step instructions for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as information about loans, grants and scholarships. For more information, call the school counseling department at 924-4120.
October 29, 2014: Author Jay Asher To Visit ConVal
Jay Asher, the acclaimed author of Thirteen Reasons Why, will be visiting ConVal Regioinal High School on October 29!
The New York Times describes Asher's debut novel as "a stealthy hit with staying power" and "thrillerlike pacing.” NPR's program All Things Considered has raved that “Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” Thirteen Reasons Why is the recipient, among many others, the California Book Award, the Florida Teens Read Award, and was apick for the American Library Association’s “Best Books for Young Adults.”
Commonsense Media gives Thirteen Reasons Why a four-star rating and writes: "There are positive messages here about the importance of treating people with kindness -- and about the price of inaction." A more complete list of praise for the book and its importance in the genre of young adult literature can be found here.
If you are interested in finding out more about Asher, read his biography on Goodreads.com here. The Publishers Weekly article about the "50 States Against Bullying" campaign can be found here. A brief interview with Jay Asher can be viewed by clicking on the video player below.
ConVal Winter Sports Registration & ImPact Testing
A "Golden Ticket" is required in order to be eligible to participate in a NHIAA-sponsored sport. Tickets are issued in the Athletic Office; ImPact Tests are administered in the computer lab next door to the Athletic Office. Dates and times for the Winter 2014-15 Golden Ticket registration and ImPact testing are as follows:
- Girls Basketball November 5th @ 2:30
- Wrestling November 5th @ 3:30
- Boys Ice Hockey November 6th @ 2:30
- Girls Ice Hockey November 6th @ 3:30
- Spirit November 7th @ 2:30
- Indoor Track November 12th @ 2:30
- Alpine/Nordic Skiing November 12th @ 2:30
- Wrestling Make-up November 12th @ 2:30
- Boys Basketball November 13th @ 2:30
- Make-up Days All Sports November 19th @ 2:30
Information on the four simple steps in obtaining a Golden Ticket can be found here. If you cannot make the team time or any of the make-up times, please contact the Athletic Office immediately to schedule a time.
ConVal School District Weekly Video
October 25: Ski Sale To Benefit ConVal Ice Hockey Boosters
October 26: 5K Run/Walk To Honor Fallen ConVal Grad